Misha Friedman - "Never Remember"
|When||May 08, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM |
|Where||Seminary Co-op Bookstore |
|Contact Information||Seminary Co-op Bookstore |
|Description||"A book that belongs on the shelf alongside The Gulag Archipelago." —Kirkus Reviews |
"A powerful meditation on contemporary Russia as seen through its relationship to the past.” —Publishers Weekly ★ starred review
Masha Gessen and Misha Friedman discuss their book "Never Remember: Searching for Stalin's Gulags in Putin's Russia."
At the Co-op
About the book: The Gulag was a monstrous network of labor camps that held and killed millions of prisoners from the 1930s to the 1950s. More than half a century after the end of Stalinist terror, the geography of the Gulag has been barely sketched and the number of its victims remains unknown. Has the Gulag been forgotten?
Writer Masha Gessen and photographer Misha Friedman set out across Russia in search of the memory of the Gulag. They journey from Moscow to Sandarmokh, a forested site of mass executions during Stalin’s Great Terror; to the only Gulag camp turned into a museum, outside of the city of Perm in the Urals; and to Kolyma, where prisoners worked in deadly mines in the remote reaches of the Far East. They find that in Vladimir Putin’s Russia, where Stalin is remembered as a great leader, Soviet terror has not been forgotten—it was never remembered in the first place.
About the authors: Misha Friedman is a photographer whose work is regularly featured in leading publications, including The New Yorker, Time, Der Spiegel, Le Monde and The New York Times. He is the author of "Lyudmila and Natasha: Russian Lives" and "Photo 51". Friedman's photography awards include grants from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, and his photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries across the world. A native of Moldova, Friedman lives with his family in New York City.
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